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  • Ann Bragdon
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      This Saturday!
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      > From: "AAAS Office of Public Programs" <announcements@aaas-
      > science.org>
      > Date: February 17, 2012 9:12:25 AM CST
      > Subject: Join Live Webcast from AAAS 2012 - Saturday, 18 February at
      > 5 pm PST
      > Reply-To: "AAAS Office of Public Programs" <announcements@...
      > >
      > View on mobile or on web page
      > Why do so many political leaders and citizens remain unconcerned
      > about climate change, water scarcity, fisheries depletion, and a
      > host of other science-related global challenges? Find out by joining
      > us for a Webcast of the plenary panel Science Is Not Enough,
      > featuring three of the world's most knowledgeable and compelling
      > science communicators during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting.
      > This exceptional Webcast�set for 5:00�6:30 p.m. PT on Saturday,
      > February 18�will arm scientists, educators, students, and citizens
      > around the world with messages to help influence public perceptions
      > and debate when the science supporting a position is not enough to
      > carry the argument.
      > Log onto http://www.aaas.org/go/enough and live-Tweet your questions
      > to #AAASMtg.
      > Participants in this 90-minute discussion will be:
      > James Hansen, whose testimony before Congressional committees in the
      > 1980s helped raise broad awareness of the global climate change
      > issue. Dr. Hansen is recognized for speaking truth to powerful
      > entities, for identifying ineffectual policies as "greenwash," and
      > for outlining the actions that the public must take to protect the
      > future of young people and other species on the planet. He is
      > currently the Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
      > and Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at
      > Columbia University.
      > Olivia Judson, who explores the intersection of science and society,
      > focusing on such controversial issues as the actuarial use of DNA
      > and the potential to grow human organs. Dr. Judson has presented
      > science issues on television many times, most recently when she
      > appeared in an episode of PBS's "Nova" about DNA connections to
      > evolution. She has written a weekly blog on evolutionary biology for
      > the New York Times website, called "The Wild Side." She is currently
      > a Research Fellow at Imperial College in London.
      > Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, which
      > developed the Trendalyzer software for converting international
      > statistics into moving, interactive, and enjoyable graphics. Dr.
      > Rosling promotes a fact-based world view through increased use and
      > understanding of freely accessible public statistics. He presented
      > the television documentary "The Joy of Stats," which was broadcast
      > in the United Kingdom in 2010. He is currently Professor of
      > International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
      > AAAS President Nina Fedoroff will introduce the speakers, and the
      > session will be moderated by Emmy-award winning journalist Frank
      > Sesno, former CNN Washington bureau chief, who is currently
      > Professor and Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at
      > George Washington University.
      > Again, the session will begin at 5:00 p.m., PT on Saturday, February
      > 18. Click here to watch what should be one of the most informative
      > yet entertaining Saturday evenings you have had in a while! Be sure
      > to submit your questions via Twitter by using the hashtag #AAASMtg.

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